To be able to gain knowledge on a new topic, you don’t necessarily need to read tons of books or sign up for a course. In this modern age, you can finally replace the dusty classroom or library with a tiny app and gain knowledge even while sitting at the comfort of your own home!

There are lots of science iPad apps in the market that you can work with to make it easier and more fun for you to gain scientific knowledge. In today’s article, we’ve rounded up a few amazing apps that covers various disciplines of science. Whether you’re a student, a science professional, or just a plain science nerd, you can take full advantage of a broad range of iPad apps covering chemistry, biology, astronomy, earth science, and some other helpful activity apps. These apps are available for free, and are all intellectually rewarding, engaging, and even entertaining.

Add them to your collection of amazing apps today!

Science Glossary

Science Glossary

This app is a glossary of scientific terms and short biographies that support the science education website, VisionLearning.com. All of the definitions link to relevant terms and to free, detailed science learning modules. The app is aimed towards high school and undergraduate students, but it’s appropriate for anyone generally interested in science.

NASA App HD

NASA App HD

Explore the vast outer space with NASA! This iPad app features thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD, and NASAImages.org, as well as on-demand NASA videos from around the agency. Users can also enjoy live streaming of NASA TV, gain access to the latest NASA Mission Information, launch information and countdown clocks, and more.

Periodic Table of Elements

Periodic Table of Elements

This app is a necessity for anyone who’s interested in chemistry. This app differs from others in that instead of stuffing all the information for an element into one small square, you can select a chemical attribute and have the entire chart color-coded to show how the various elements differ with regard to the selected trait.

3D Cell

3D Cell

With 3D Cell, you can have fun learning all about the cell and its structure. You can rotate the cell 360 degrees and zoom in on any cell structure. Check out the cell structure screen and learn more about how each structure functions. You can also watch videos from the live cell video library.

Skeptical Science

Skeptical Science

Have you ever heard someone claim that global warming isn’t ever going to happen? Did their explanation seem wrong but you didn’t know why? Skeptical Science will help you find out what the peer-reviewed science has to say with this global issue. The easy navigation by skeptical argument lets you take a statement and discover for yourself whether or not it’s based on credible science.

Kids Can Match

Kids Can Match

Kids Can Match is an interactive, adaptive, and fun memory game for kids of all ages. It features an amazing and unique collection of 70+ authentic animal images and sounds. It’s the perfect way to engage children in a fun game while at the same time learning about a wide range of animals from all over the globe. This app is specifically designed by experienced educators to fit the needs of younger children and is a welcome addition to any animal-loving family.

Molecules

Molecules

This app is ideal for viewing 3D renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers. You can rotate the molecules by moving your finger across the display, zoom in or out by using two-finger pinch gestures, or pan the molecule by moving two fingers across the screen simultaneously. The molecular structures can also be viewed in ball-and-stick and space-filling visualization modes.

 

Science360 for iPad

Science360 for iPad

The National Science Foundation’s Science360 app provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and videos from around the world, as well as a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded organizations. The app’s content are produced either by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers.

iCelsius

iCelsius

This app is a handy temperature probe that will turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a digital thermometer. It requires a separate hardware that’s available from their website to operate. However, iCelsius can also work in demo mode even if there’s no probe connected. The apps reads temperature, create graphs, and set up alerts.

Mitosis

Mitosis

Wondering how cells divide to grow new hair, repair your skin, or strengthen your bones? This app will walk you through the process of cell division, and will explain everything that happens along the way. You’ll usher cells through the process of mitosis with your fingers, learning about what happens in each phase of the process. You can also view images of actual cells through mitosis with your fingers, learning about what happens in each stage of the process. You can also look at images of actual cells dividing under a microscope and see the actual structures you’ve studied.